All of our Thanksgiving families have been sponsored.  Thank you for your kindness!!
Congratulations to Students participating in our Civic Engagement programs!
The Annual Tomorrow's Community Leaders recognition event was held on November 8th at the NC School of Science & Math.  

For over 40 years, The Center has worked to mobilize Triangle area students to volunteer and make a difference. This year our students were recognized for over 70,000 hours of service to the Triangle community.

We host the Tomorrow's Community Leaders Award Ceremony for all student achievement programs each fall.
 Joseph Tarala

Joseph Tarala has taken personal adversity and used it as a springboard to help others. After facing a life-threatening infection that led to permanent disabilities, Joe found comfort in his cats, and after moving to North Carolina, he decided to volunteer to help homeless cats. Paws4ever is a guaranteed-adoption shelter that focuses on adoption, training, education, and care. By spending time with the cats, Joe helps them to become more social, and therefore adoptable, and by learning their personalities, he helps the staff to determine what kind of home is best for each cat. Joe drives 130 miles twice a week to volunteer, and he is valued for his exceptional insight, his unfailing patience, and his skill in helping cats to “become their best selves.”Joe is also valued for his kindness and his funny stories.

Thank you, Joe, for your devotion to cats, and for the wonderful work you do for our community!

 Congratulations to our
2017 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service

This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Durham County
Nazair Jones
Mentor Category
Ronald McDonald House-Chapel Hill  
Wake County
Mike Sweeney 
Faith-Based Category
Orange County
Kenneth Xu 
Youth Category
Student Environmental Education Coalition

We serve ALL nonprofits & volunteers
throughout the Triangle

The Center serves more than 1,200 nonprofits and thousands of terrific volunteers in:
Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough Morrisville, Raleigh...across the entire Triangle area!


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